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Thu, 04 Nov 2004 10:21:19 . . . . Herbert P÷tzl [added some stuff ...]
Thu, 04 Nov 2004 10:05:51 . . . . Herbert P÷tzl [first version 2.6]


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= 1. Patching the Linux Kernel =

== 1.1 Downloading the Kernel Source ==

you can always get the latest (and previous) Kernels from http://www.kernel.org/ ...

<code>

# cd /usr/src

# wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.9.tar.bz2

Resolving www.kernel.org... done.

Connecting to www.kernel.org[204.152.189.116]:80... connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK

Length: 36,261,440 [application/x-bzip2]

100%[========================>] 36,261,440 4.57M/s ETA 00:00

14:49:41 (4.57 MB/s) - `linux-2.6.9.tar.bz2' saved [36261440/36261440]

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== 1.2 Downloading the Patch(es) ==

the latest 'released' patches can be downloaded from > http://www.13thfloor.at/vserver/ experimental patches > can be found at http://vserver.13thfloor.at/Experimental/

<code>

# wget http://www.13thfloor.at/vserver/d_rel26/v1.9.3/patch-2.6.9-vs1.9.3.diff.bz2

...

</code>

== 1.3 Unpacking the Kernel ==

the kernel source can be unpacked anywhere, but given > that you have enough disk space /usr/src is a good place.

<code>

# tar xjf linux-2.6.9.tar.bz2

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== 1.4 Applying the Patch ==

the simplest way is to make a 'shallow' copy of the > unpacked source tree (a bunch of hardlinks) which will > not use up significant diskspace, but might help if > you want to change the patch or check for differences.

<code>

# cp -la linux-2.6.9 linux-2.6.9-vs1.9.3

# cd linux-2.6.9-vs1.9.3

# bzcat ../patch-2.6.9-vs1.9.3.diff.bz2 | patch -p1

</code>

= 2. Configuring the Linux Kernel =

== 2.1 Existing Config ==

<code>

# cp /path/to/existing/.config .

# make oldconfig

</code>

== 2.2 Default Config ==

<code>

# make defconfig

</code>

= 3. Building the Linux Kernel =

<code>

# make

</code>

= 4. Installing the Linux Kernel =

<code>

# make modules_install

# cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-vs1.9.3

# cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.9-vs1.9.3

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